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splunk-winevtlog.exe keeps crashing on Windows server 2022

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Hi all,

I have migrated a 9.0.4 HF from a Windows Server 2012 to a Window server 2022. The original connector was working fine, while the new one (with the same settings) keeps crashing. This is the error I got almors every minute on Application event viewer:

Faulting application name: splunk-winevtlog.exe, version: 2305.256.25832.56887, time stamp: 0x64e8dfcc
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.20348.1970, time stamp: 0x31881ea2
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x0000000000104909
Faulting process id: 0x1304
Faulting application start time: 0x01d9ed2bd5be870c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin\splunk-winevtlog.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 45c2b6fd-2c6e-484d-9602-eb948052101d
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


I tried to upgrade the HF to version 9.0.6 and then to version 9.1.1 but the error persist.

It seems to be caused by the inputs configured on Splunk_TA_windows (version 8.7.0 installed). This is the enabled inputs that cause the issue:

disabled = 0
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
evt_resolve_ad_obj = 1
checkpointInterval = 5
blacklist1 = EventCode="4662" Message="Object Type:(?!\s*groupPolicyContainer)"
blacklist2 = EventCode="566" Message="Object Type:(?!\s*groupPolicyContainer)"
blacklist3 = 4656,4658,4690,5031,5140,5150,5151,5154,5155,5156,5157,5158,5159
renderXml = false
index = wineventlog

###### Forwarded WinEventLogs (WEF) ######
disabled = 0
start_from = oldest
current_only = 0
checkpointInterval = 5
## The addon supports only XML format for the collection of WinEventLogs using WEF, hence do not change the below renderXml parameter to false.
renderXml = true
host = WinEventLogForwardHost
index = wineventlog


The only solution I found is to disable the ForwardedEvents input. This way the HF works as expected. I also tried to set current_only=1 on that input with no luck.

Does anyone knows if it's a know issue and how to troubleshoot this?



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